AREA SUPERINTENDENTS

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Sherry Kalbach - Southeast Area

I am honored and proud to serve Colorado Springs District 11 in the role of Executive Director of School Leadership.  I am a graduate of District 11, and alumni of Wasson High School, Irving Junior High School, and Wilson Elementary School.  I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Southern Colorado, and my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado.   My teaching career began at the elementary level, and continued as a middle school language arts teacher.  I served as an Assistant Principal and a Principal at the middle school level for ten years, and have led as an Executive Director since 2015. This role spotlights my desire to create, coach, and support great school leaders, as well as ensure that every student is challenged and stretched through work with standards-based, engaging instruction.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, reading, and traveling. 

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Dr. Brandan Comfort - West Area

It is a sincere privilege to serve the D11 family as a member of the Executive Director of School Leadership team. I have spent the last 14 years in public education across Colorado Springs. During my career, I have served as a paraprofessional, teacher, and an administrator at the elementary and secondary levels. In this role I look forward to supporting the talented building leaders serving D11 schools and partnering with all D11 stakeholders to fully realize the  goals of the District 11 Strategic Plan.

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Darren Joiner - Northeast Area

I am honored to serve our D11 schools in the Executive Director of School leadership role.  I received my undergraduate degree in History Education at Huron University in South Dakota and Master’s Degree from UCCS in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Educational Leadership.  I have spent my entire career serving the students of D11.  I started as an 8th grade U.S. History teacher, moved into an Assistant Principal role at the elementary level, and most recently served as principal at middle school.  I believe each stage of my career has prepared me to help our schools do what is best for ALL the students who choose a D11 school.

I believe culture is the key to success in any organization.  Name any organization with sustained success and you will find a culture that creates the conditions for positive results.  I also believe in the value of data-driven decisions.  When we understand that data and feedback tell a story, we are able to work together toward solutions.  Committing to culture and data keeps our focus on the right things to impact our desired outcome – STUDENT SUCCESS!

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Bryan K. Relich - Central Area

It is with great pride that I am able to professionally serve the students, their families and our school teams within Colorado Springs School District 11 as the Executive Director of School Leadership. Being an alumnus of D11, my learning experiences took me through Washington Irving Junior High School and Mitchell High School. After earning my Associate's Degree at Otero Junior College, I then obtained my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Northern Colorado. My graduate studies included earning a Master's Degree and Principal Licensure from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. As a former D11 teacher and administrator at the elementary and secondary levels, I have had the privilege to be a part of several great professional teams and amazing school communities over the past 22 years supporting the growth and success of each student. Our family enjoys traveling, trying out new local restaurants and staying active with a variety of outdoor activities.

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Dr. Scott Mendelsberg - Alternative and Charter Schools

It is my sincere honor to serve Colorado Springs School District 11 and the Colorado Springs community as an Area Superintendent. My experience includes serving as a teacher, coach, principal of both alternative and comprehensive high schools, and High School Instructional Superintendent. I also served as Executive Director of Colorado State GEAR UP program for the Colorado Department of Higher Education for nine years. In my time there, I also served as the Interim Chief Academic Officer and Interim Director of Student Services. For the last four years, I have led higher education initiatives for Denver Public Schools. I have a lovely wife and three daughters. We enjoy traveling, reading, and wind surfing.

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Deanne Ladefoged - Executive Assistant

719-520-2018
DEANNE.LADEFOGED@d11.org

 

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Katrina Adad - Executive Assistant

719-520-2018
KATRINA.ADAD@d11.org